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« Reply #75 on: 09 August, 2020, 08:45:05 PM »

Liking the Alcantara seats Frank, very nice  Cool
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« Reply #76 on: 17 August, 2020, 11:49:32 AM »

It has always bugged me that the Y10 Fire LX has a bulb holder and switch for an interior light in the boot but no wiring to it. While the rear side trim panels are off for a clean up O thought I'd run a wire to it from the passenger door courtesy light switch to see if I can make it work. Murphey's law probably dictates that Lancia deleted this feature for some sound reason but if you don't give it a try you don't find out.


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« Reply #77 on: 17 August, 2020, 10:02:05 PM »

Well the boot light has defeated me for the moment. The spare contact doesn't seem to feed the live side of the bulb socket so more investigation will be needed.

On the positive side it always amazes me how well alcantara cleans up. It looks like it should be a nightmare but a bit of carpet shampoo brings it up light new.


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« Reply #78 on: 18 August, 2020, 07:01:51 AM »


That bulb WILL light - and you'll have a very subtle custom Y10.
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« Reply #79 on: 18 August, 2020, 06:46:56 PM »

Impressed with the cleaned up Alcantara Frank there is hope for my bits of Alcantara trim after all. Must check out if I have a boot light ain't seen one in there.
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« Reply #80 on: 18 August, 2020, 06:52:11 PM »

Just a thought on the boot lamp ...does it work when the lights are on? so the 12v feed would come from the rear light cluster possibly?
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« Reply #81 on: 18 August, 2020, 10:13:49 PM »

Just a thought on the boot lamp ...does it work when the lights are on? so the 12v feed would come from the rear light cluster possibly?
Clarkey

I've a feeling my Delta works like that....boot light only works with lights on, or was that the AlfaSud?  Huh?

Either way it sounds familiar..
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« Reply #82 on: 18 August, 2020, 10:22:48 PM »

Scrub that, just been out and checked.
Delta does indeed need the sidelights to be on but there's no traditional activation switch, you need to twist the light fitting to get the light to come on. Similar, but not the same...
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« Reply #83 on: 19 August, 2020, 01:10:14 PM »

At the start I said there is no wiring for a boot light on a Fire LX so whether the side lights are on or not doesn't affect what I am doing. The live feed I have put in is taken from the passenger door courtesy light so should now work when any door is open. One side of the bulb holder has has continuity to a connector that I take to be an earth but the other side of the socket can't be traced to anything. Common sense suggests that I stop fiddling about and get out the workshop manual to see if there is a wiring diagram that shows a boot light.
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« Reply #84 on: 19 August, 2020, 01:13:20 PM »

Whilst alcantara seems to scrub up really well I would advise being conservative with the detergent. Its capacity to shrug off dirt seems to be in inverse proportion to its capacity to hold on to soap. It took forever to rinse all the soap out of the first side I did. I used far less soap on the second.
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« Reply #85 on: 25 September, 2020, 07:25:57 PM »

In between fighting seized brakes on the Flaminia I have got round to painting the exposed parts of the seat frames for the alcantara front seats. The base of the back seats will require more extensive work though unless I decide it's easier to move the covers on to my old seats.


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« Reply #86 on: 01 October, 2020, 08:53:16 AM »

The back seats are finished and fitted. I'm rather pleased with the overall effect although patching the holes wasn't anywhere near as invisible as I had hoped.

As is always the way, I was just fitting the last bit when I realised the mounting point for the seat back latch was two centimetres lower on the new seat backs compared with the old ones. Whilst I had moved the upholstery on the seat bases onto my original frames, the frame is exposed and the originals were in more easily restorable condition, I didn't think I needed to bother with the seat backs. Of course I was wrong, so had to strip them down and move the upholstery over. It was quite straightforward requiring only new screw holes in the Alcantara to fit the latches. It does explain why Trevor said they had never seemed to fit properly when he had moved the Alcantara seats to a different car.

I was also interested to notice that the seat back retaining latches were of different construction between the two sets of seats. Unusually the later latches are of much better quality so they are the ones that went back on the car.


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« Reply #87 on: 01 October, 2020, 09:06:25 PM »

Great work there Frank, amazing the subtle differences, great result though  Cool
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« Reply #88 on: 02 October, 2020, 08:49:23 AM »

Looking good Frank, you have more patience than me
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« Reply #89 on: 02 October, 2020, 04:42:20 PM »

The differences in seats keep coming. My original front seats are very different underneath. The under cushion support tends to cut into the foam  causing the seat to sag which is why I had sheets of hardboard inserted for extra support. The replacements have a metal seat pan which makes a world of difference. You sit "on" the seat rather than sinking "into" it. Even the screws to fit the escutcheon round the tilt release lever are different so the original short screws won't hold in the replacement seats.


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